Keywords: Moses Harding
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Sandy River
Media: Paper and ink
Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1890
Media: Photographic print
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
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It was funded by Galen C. Moses, who donated $10,000 to the library. He was a trustee for the library, starting and over-viewing all construction.
Solomon B. Raynes James Stratton Dr. Moses Adams Mary Adams Reed Harding Dr. Increase Sanger Hampden House Rufus Prince Clara Cary Mabelle Martin Ada…
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